As temperatures soar and the concrete starts to swelter, the lure of a summer vacation is stronger than ever. Unfortunately, you're not the only one with a getaway on your mind. StreetEasy points out that thanks to peak pricing in July, a one-week vacation could cost the equivalent of a month in a New York City apartment. They've pitted stunning rentals head-to-head with dream vacations to help you decide what to do this summer. What would you choose: a one-week vacation or one-month rental in New York City?
The Apartment: This $6500-per-month rental is located in the heart of TriBeCa. The exposed-brick 1200-square-foot apartment includes a chef's kitchen, a walk-in closet, and espresso-colored hardwood floors.
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The Vacation: For the same cost as renting an apartment in TriBeCa for one month, you could afford a one-week getaway to Ibiza, Spain. This includes two roundtrip tickets from New York City and an Airbnb rental, according to StreetEasy.
The Apartment: At $4500 per month, this one-bedroom apartment in West Chelsea features classic pre-war details and a doorman service.
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The Vacation: Craving a scenic escape? For the same price, you could take a one-week vacation in Yellowstone National Park. This includes two roundtrip flights from New York City, one week at an Airbnb near the park, and a one-week car rental from Jackson Hole.
The Apartment: Featuring a marble bathroom, gym, garden, and roof deck, this Upper West Side condo costs $4200 per month.
The vacation: A one-week sojourn in the Amalfi Coast, Italy, would cost roughly the same amount, including two roundtrip flights to Naples, transportation to the region, and accommodation.
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